Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/175722/how-to-fix-mouse-lag-in-pc-games-on-windows-8.1/
Windows 8.1 allows Windows to work better on high-DPI displays. As part of this, the way Windows deals with mice has changed. Games that don’t read raw mouse data may end up with laggy, freezing, or stuttering mouse movement.
Seems as though I dodged a bullet here; I had Windows 8 and wanted to update to 8.1. It wouldn't let me, so I just put myself back to 7.
Thank you for this! I just started playing Bioshock with my new gaming mouse and the menus are nearly unusable! Hopefully this is what I need.
This is important because there are probably many other patches needed for Window 8.1 to run smoothly in all machines.
I have Error Events in the Events Logs which I have never been able to fix although my machines never outright display problems when running Windows 8.1.
On Windows 8.1 here.
Playing video games and fixing PC is all I do.
I've never heard of this before and never had any issue with mouse lag before (I guess my games all use raw data).
Is this only for basic mice? By 'basic' I mean those that do not require any special driver / software.
8.1 would not install for me either. It would freeze at 'Configuring Device'.
I had to disable a bunch of options on my motherboard (via BIOS) and then it worked.
(After 'downloading / preparing' the update to 8.1 the computer reboots - enter BIOS then and disable onboard bluetooth, usb3, lan and it should work. If not, try also unplugging everything but your mouse / monitor - that's how I got it to work).
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